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Farm Bureau releases farm facts book

by Micheal Clements

An updated book by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture offers a look at agriculture and food facts.

Each American farm produces, on average, enough food and fiber for 165 people each year. That’s one of the items featured in the new Food and Farm Facts book by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The book offers consumers a look at facts about farming and food production. Editor of Food and Farm Facts, Cyndie Shearing of the American Farm Bureau Federation, says it helps answer a lot of questions consumers have about their food.

“The 32-page farm facts book is full color and features updated facts and easy to use info graphics that can be used in a variety of different ways to increase agriculture literacy. Food and Farm facts helps answer the question such as “How do farmers and ranchers care for farm animals? Where does the food dollar go? Where does our food come from? And who grows it.”

She says the book helps fulfill a need of providing consumers the information they want about their food.

“Farm Bureau puts out food and farm facts because we know consumers have a lot of questions about their food and where it comes from. We’re hoping to answer that by using colorful illustrations about today’s farmers and what they are doing,” Shearing said.

The book, along with other resources, is available now.

“It is very simple to order and you can take a look at what is available and we hope everyone will order it today.”

The book is available online on the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture website at www.agfoundation.org.

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